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Workplace accident involving fire causes serious burns

Any employee in North Carolina can easily experience an unexpected mishap at work that leads to both physical and financial challenges. One man in a different state recently suffered serious injuries while working on the electrical panel of an office building. The workplace accident occurred on a Tuesday morning.

Officials said a small flash fire erupted at a little before 11 a.m. The blaze broke out on a plaza office building's fourth floor. It caused serious burns to the worker.

Following the workplace accident, the man was transported to the hospital, where his condition was deemed serious. He was the only person at the office building who was injured as a result of the blaze. The fire was able to be contained to a single room, the room in which the electrical panel was located. Following the fire, power in the area was turned off as a precaution.

When people are hurt in a workplace accident, they can find comfort in the fact that workers' compensation insurance is designed to help them both physically and medically. Through this type of insurance, an injured worker can receive a majority of his or her wages while he or she cannot work, and the individual can also get the necessary medical treatment to heal as quickly as possible. Also, no worker can be terminated simply for filing a workers' compensation insurance claim. Appropriate legal guidance may help injured employees to pursue the full benefit amounts to which they are entitled in the state of North Carolina.

Source:, "Worker injured in Dearborn office building fire", Charles E. Ramirez, June 14, 2016

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